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Does My Elderly Parent Need In-patient Rehabilitation (2016)

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When a family member suffers a serious fall, injury or medical trauma, they may need to live at a rehabilitation center for a period of time to fully recover.

Inpatient rehabilitation in a residential setting, like Senior Rehab at Limestone Health Facility, may be the perfect solution to a quicker and fuller recovery. Centers like Senior Rehab provide around-the-clock treatment and supervision which is critical to avoiding falls and further injuries that can impede recovery. The patient’s progress is continuously monitored, and in many cases, inpatient treatment programs offer a better chance of successful rehabilitation. The goal is to help the patient return to his/her maximum functional potential after suffering a life-altering event.

The types of conditions that are best treated in an in-patient setting like Senior Rehab include:

  1. Fracture or broken hip

  2. Joint injury or replacement

  3. Aneurysm

  4. Parkinson’s Disease

  5. Neurological conditions

  6. Stroke

  7. Arthritis of the spine and other joints

  8. Brain injury

  9. Tumor/Cancer

  10. Multiple Sclerosis

  11. Nerve impingement

  12. Amputation

  13. Recovery after surgery

Senior Rehab at Limestone Health Facility’s staff of skilled professionals includes a rehab physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, rehab nurses and a social worker. Together they design individualized treatment plans for patients ranging from re-gaining communication skills, improving mobility, strength and muscle function (for using wheelchairs and walkers), to carrying out daily activities such as bathing and dressing. Nutritional concerns are addressed as well, so that when a patient leaves Senior Rehab, they are on track to better care for themselves and their diet at home. Trained staff are available to provide educational and emotional support too, which helps patients cope with the sudden changes that illness or injury can bring.

Treatments are broken down into three main categories:

  1. Physical Therapy (PT)

  2. Occupational Therapy (OT)

  3. Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

At the Senior Rehab Center, patients typically have a very structured day. Part of the day is devoted to follow-up medical care which is designed to address ongoing physical issues, and part of the day involves physical and occupational therapy to help the patient build up strength and skills. But rehabilitation isn’t all work, it’s play too. Senior Rehab patients are encouraged to participate in stimulating activity through a busy calendar. Scheduled social programs are geared toward duplicating the strengths and skills seniors need to develop for quality of life in an independent setting.

Morning coffees, afternoon teas and ice cream socials bring patients and their guests together for refreshing interaction. Family members and others involved in their support system are welcome to join in social programs and daily living activities at the center.



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